Former Missouri point guard Point guard Phil Pressey did enough to impress the Boston Celtics during the Orlando Summer Pro League, that the team has reached a multi-year contract with Pressey, according to the Boston Globe, citing league sources. The Globe reports that the contract includes guarantees.
Pressey, who is listed at 5’11, went undrafted, but signed with the Celtics and averaged 9.4 points and 6.6 assists in 23 minutes per game in Orlando. The Celtics need a reserve point guard and appear to have settled in on Pressey. New Celtics coach Brady Stevens really likes Pressey, but knows there is a lot of room for improvement.
“I like Phil, I like Phil,” Stevens told The Globe. “There are some things that Phil can certainly get better at. He’ll work hard to do it. Right when I got the job, I sent him a text message that night and he called me about a minute after I sent the text and I think he really wants to be good. He’s very dynamic with the ball.”